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2014-02-27 02:50:20 PM  
 
2014-02-27 03:59:39 PM  
I lived in the Cleveland area when I first became cognizant of sports. The Cleveland teams were still relevant in baseball and important in football. (And the great Lucas/Havilcek OSU teams made it a trifecta.)

It's been tough, kids, but you never really shake your first love in sports. Even after moving away.
 
2014-02-27 04:13:29 PM  

Dr.Fey: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Right_88


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Drive">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki /The_Drive
 
2014-02-27 04:21:06 PM  
I've got dibs on Volume 2 - The Sabres and Bills edition
 
2014-02-27 04:35:41 PM  
I hope he makes reference to the Cleveland Sports Curse, or maybe to the fact that God hates Cleveland.
 
2014-02-27 04:40:22 PM  
The Factory of Sadness.
 
2014-02-27 04:41:30 PM  
because he found out that you're daddy's the milk man?
 
2014-02-27 04:59:55 PM  
It's too easy to take any pleasure in this.

I'd love to see the Browns become the second best team in the NFC North and let the Ravens and Bengals battle it out for top five draft picks.

{crying} You're my boy, Cleveland.

You're my boy.
 
2014-02-27 05:00:49 PM  

Agent Nick Fury: It's too easy to take any pleasure in this.

I'd love to see the Browns become the second best team in the NFC North and let the Ravens and Bengals battle it out for top five draft picks.

{crying} You're my boy, Cleveland.

You're my boy.


Of course, that is only if realignment happened so you can stay here in the AFC North, Cleveland
 
2014-02-27 05:10:15 PM  

ManateeGag: because he found out that you're daddy's the milk man?


Whoa...
 
2014-02-27 05:47:23 PM  

ManateeGag: because he found out that you're daddy's the milk man?


And you seem to be a few shades darker as well...
 
2014-02-27 05:53:56 PM  
"Why Is Daddy Sad on Sunday?", a coloring book celebrating Cleveland's sports legacy

Fixed.
 
2014-02-27 06:00:07 PM  

Agent Nick Fury: It's too easy to take any pleasure in this.

I'd love to see the Browns become the second best team in the NFC North and let the Ravens and Bengals battle it out for top five draft picks.

{crying} You're my boy, Cleveland.

You're my boy.


Shouldn't be too hard.  I guess the Bears would be the ones going to the AFC North to take their place as whipping boys to the Bengals Ravens and Steelers?
 
2014-02-27 06:03:10 PM  
It's important to note that while Seattle had long been a contender in the great North American debate of "which city has the most miserable sports history?", the Seahawks winning the Super Bowl this year effectively eliminates them (they also had the Sonics in 1978). Sure, it was close. Sure, they had a great baseball team in the 90s stocked with future hall of famers that managed to never win it (just like Cleveland). Sure, they had a wildly popular team move leading to a civil suit in which they kept the team name/colors (just like Cleveland!). Sure, their football team had seen its share of heartbreaks and ugly uniforms (Just like the Bills!). But now Seattle is out of that conversation. There are only two finalists remaining.

There is Buffalo. They haven't won anything since the Bills won an AFL title in the 60s before the NFL/AFL merger. They had a pro team move (the Braves moving to LA to become the Clippers, which managed to keep being cursed even after the move). They have the 4 straight losing Super Bowls. They have the Sabres being usually awful, although they had a great run with Hasek as their goalie. And that resulted in mere heartbreak and no titles. They do lack a MLB baseball team, and their AAA team actually used to win titles (when they were affiliated with the Indians).

Then there is Cleveland. They haven't won anything since the Browns won an NFL title in the 60s before the NFL/AFL merger. They had a pro team move, the beloved Browns, but later come back in the form of one of the ugliest reboots ever made. They have The Drive, The Shot, The Fumble, Red Right 88, Jose Goddamned Mesa, and numerous other brushes with greatness that only resulted in bitter disappointment. Every single one of their teams has done it. The Indians had a great team in the 90s, only to fail in the World Series twice, once in extra innings against the Marlins. They'd be good a few times in the last decade, notably being up 3-1 to the Red Sox in the 2007 ALCS only to lose to the eventual world champs. The Browns managed to choke away numerous AFC championship games in the 80s. The Cavs were stunned by Jordan's bulls on a yearly basis in the late 80s/early 90s. And the Cavs turned right back around and did it again with Lebron on their team in the early aughts.  They have one more pro team at the moment, as they only lack hockey out of the major 4 sports leagues, where Buffalo doesn't have basketball or baseball.

So these two lake-bound cities stare at each other, refusing to blink in an epic battle of sports misfortune. One of these days, one of the cities will win a title, leaving the other as the undisputed champion of civic athletic misery. Until that day, they are the only remaining titans of terribleness.
 
2014-02-27 06:08:29 PM  
The biggest slug in the gut (for me) was the '97 Tribe losing in extra innings, Game 7, after having the lead in the bottom of the 9th.

/too young to have been following at Red-Right 88
//starting paying attention to sports in the The Drive/ The Fumble era.
 
2014-02-27 06:10:08 PM  
I demand a KC version.
 
2014-02-27 06:16:17 PM  

Pimparoo: I demand a KC version.


Super Bowl IV, Royals in 85, Jayhawks in 88 and 08, and SKC last year and 04. We're (barely) the next rung up.
 
2014-02-27 06:21:21 PM  

T.rex: The biggest slug in the gut (for me) was the '97 Tribe losing in extra innings, Game 7, after having the lead in the bottom of the 9th.

/too young to have been following at Red-Right 88
//starting paying attention to sports in the The Drive/ The Fumble era.


I was born in 88, so obviously I'm a little young for those Browns teams. But the 90s Indians happened right in my formative years. Jose Mesa was actually my favorite player. I loved the guy because he was a little heavier, had that awesome red glove and had a commercial set to Salt 'n Pepa's "Whatta Man". I even owned a signed baseball of his (my brother had a Manny Ramirez ball). I even was quoted in the Sporting Tribune, as one of their reporters caught up to 9-year-old me at a Ringling Brothers Circus event and asked me where I'd rather be (I of course said I'd rather be at the World Series).

So yeah... that one hit me hardest. Sometime later, my dog would end up chewing up that baseball. I didn't feel too broken up about it.

/My favorite player was then Jim Thome. After he left for money, it became Bartolo Colon
//My dad actually took me to the last Browns home game in 1995 as a birthday present. I remember lots of drunk people, debris flying about the stadium and it being very cold
 
2014-02-27 06:21:32 PM  

lacydog: It's important to note that while Seattle had long been a contender in the great North American debate of "which city has the most miserable sports history?", the Seahawks winning the Super Bowl this year effectively eliminates them (they also had the Sonics in 1978). Sure, it was close. Sure, they had a great baseball team in the 90s stocked with future hall of famers that managed to never win it (just like Cleveland). Sure, they had a wildly popular team move leading to a civil suit in which they kept the team name/colors (just like Cleveland!). Sure, their football team had seen its share of heartbreaks and ugly uniforms (Just like the Bills!). But now Seattle is out of that conversation. There are only two finalists remaining.

There is Buffalo. They haven't won anything since the Bills won an AFL title in the 60s before the NFL/AFL merger. They had a pro team move (the Braves moving to LA to become the Clippers, which managed to keep being cursed even after the move). They have the 4 straight losing Super Bowls. They have the Sabres being usually awful, although they had a great run with Hasek as their goalie. And that resulted in mere heartbreak and no titles. They do lack a MLB baseball team, and their AAA team actually used to win titles (when they were affiliated with the Indians).

Then there is Cleveland. They haven't won anything since the Browns won an NFL title in the 60s before the NFL/AFL merger. They had a pro team move, the beloved Browns, but later come back in the form of one of the ugliest reboots ever made. They have The Drive, The Shot, The Fumble, Red Right 88, Jose Goddamned Mesa, and numerous other brushes with greatness that only resulted in bitter disappointment. Every single one of their teams has done it. The Indians had a great team in the 90s, only to fail in the World Series twice, once in extra innings against the Marlins. They'd be good a few times in the last decade, notably being up 3-1 to the Red Sox in the 2007 ALCS only to los ...


San Diego would like a word as well.

And if it weren't for the Packers, Milwaukee would be among the tortured cities as well (while the Packers aren't in Milwaukee, they're in the Milwaukee market)
 
2014-02-27 06:34:42 PM  
If we weight this debate heavily toward hockey and assume that the CFL doesn't count, then Toronto deserves some consideration. Toronto isn't as hard up as Cleveland, but certainly up there.
 
2014-02-27 06:48:45 PM  

Ecaps: If we weight this debate heavily toward hockey and assume that the CFL doesn't count, then Toronto deserves some consideration. Toronto isn't as hard up as Cleveland, but certainly up there.


You have two World Series titles less than a quarter century old.
 
2014-02-27 06:55:06 PM  

Ecaps: If we weight this debate heavily toward hockey and assume that the CFL doesn't count, then Toronto deserves some consideration. Toronto isn't as hard up as Cleveland, but certainly up there.


Two World Series titles in the 90s to go with the five Grey Cups since the 90s.  I admit that the Leafs totally outrank the other three US league teams combined (and possibly the Argos, but can't vouch for that one), but they've got titles.

\yes, I do weigh the CFL to Canadian teams on par with NFL for us
\\hence their being part of the group of cities - along with Boston, NYC, Philly, DC, Dallas, Denver and Chicago - that are true five-sport cities
\\\the Bay Area kinda sorta is another, but I go back and forth on that
 
2014-02-27 06:55:25 PM  

lacydog: It's important to note that while Seattle had long been a contender in the great North American debate of "which city has the most miserable sports history?", the Seahawks winning the Super Bowl this year effectively eliminates them (they also had the Sonics in 1978). Sure, it was close. Sure, they had a great baseball team in the 90s stocked with future hall of famers that managed to never win it (just like Cleveland). Sure, they had a wildly popular team move leading to a civil suit in which they kept the team name/colors (just like Cleveland!). Sure, their football team had seen its share of heartbreaks and ugly uniforms (Just like the Bills!). But now Seattle is out of that conversation. There are only two finalists remaining.

There is Buffalo. They haven't won anything since the Bills won an AFL title in the 60s before the NFL/AFL merger. They had a pro team move (the Braves moving to LA to become the Clippers, which managed to keep being cursed even after the move). They have the 4 straight losing Super Bowls. They have the Sabres being usually awful, although they had a great run with Hasek as their goalie. And that resulted in mere heartbreak and no titles. They do lack a MLB baseball team, and their AAA team actually used to win titles (when they were affiliated with the Indians).

Then there is Cleveland. They haven't won anything since the Browns won an NFL title in the 60s before the NFL/AFL merger. They had a pro team move, the beloved Browns, but later come back in the form of one of the ugliest reboots ever made. They have The Drive, The Shot, The Fumble, Red Right 88, Jose Goddamned Mesa, and numerous other brushes with greatness that only resulted in bitter disappointment. Every single one of their teams has done it. The Indians had a great team in the 90s, only to fail in the World Series twice, once in extra innings against the Marlins. They'd be good a few times in the last decade, notably being up 3-1 to the Red Sox in the 2007 ALCS only to lose to the eventual world champs. The Browns managed to choke away numerous AFC championship games in the 80s. The Cavs were stunned by Jordan's bulls on a yearly basis in the late 80s/early 90s. And the Cavs turned right back around and did it again with Lebron on their team in the early aughts.  They have one more pro team at the moment, as they only lack hockey out of the major 4 sports leagues, where Buffalo doesn't have basketball or baseball.

So these two lake-bound cities stare at each other, refusing to blink in an epic battle of sports misfortune. One of these days, one of the cities will win a title, leaving the other as the undisputed champion of civic athletic misery. Until that day, they are the only remaining titans of terribleness.


Buffalo Braves moved to LA and became the Clips? What happened from '78-84?
 
2014-02-27 07:41:06 PM  

ManateeGag: because he found out that you're daddy's the milk man?


You are grammar's good.
 
2014-02-27 08:44:38 PM  
lacydog: At least Cleveland has "Major League." Buffalo doesn't even have a 'dare to dream' movie. That needs to count for something.
 
2014-02-27 10:34:51 PM  

Woolwine: San Diego would like a word as well.

And if it weren't for the Packers, Milwaukee would be among the tortured cities as well (while the Packers aren't in Milwaukee, they're in the Milwaukee market)


Don't forget, the Pack used to split time playing some home games at County Stadium there until....*digs though mental dump*...what, 93ish?
 
2014-02-27 10:51:43 PM  
 
2014-02-27 10:57:28 PM  

buckeyebrain: lacydog: At least Cleveland has "Major League." Buffalo doesn't even have a 'dare to dream' movie. That needs to count for something.


static.yts.re
Oh come on!
 
2014-02-27 11:03:13 PM  

Incorrigible Astronaut: Pimparoo: I demand a KC version.

Super Bowl IV, Royals in 85, Jayhawks in 88 and 08, and SKC last year and 04. We're (barely) the next rung up.


Counter argument: Chiefs / Colts, playoffs, this year, second half. That's an entire coloring book right there.
 
2014-02-27 11:20:31 PM  
Are we sure this isn't really about my fantasy team?
 
2014-02-28 12:13:02 AM  
Of all the teams / cities to have never won a Super Bowl, I'm pulling for Cleveland the most.

As long as their fans don't become all douchey like Seattle.
 
2014-02-28 12:15:54 AM  

T.rex: The biggest slug in the gut (for me) was the '97 Tribe losing in extra innings, Game 7, after having the lead in the bottom of the 9th.

/too young to have been following at Red-Right 88
//starting paying attention to sports in the The Drive/ The Fumble era.


If the Indians lost after having a lead in the bottom of the 9th, they really are cursed...
 
2014-02-28 12:53:17 AM  
Oh, we're talking tortured sports cities? What about Seattle?

...oh wait, we can be left off all these lists now.

/wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
 
2014-02-28 02:53:06 AM  
"Howard the Duck" took place in Cleveland, so you've got that to be proud of.
 
2014-02-28 04:53:33 AM  

JameZZ82: Buffalo Braves moved to LA and became the Clips? What happened from '78-84?


Damnit, missed that part. Knew that, too, just slipped my mind while posting.
 
2014-02-28 08:30:12 AM  

lacydog: JameZZ82: Buffalo Braves moved to LA and became the Clips? What happened from '78-84?


Damnit, missed that part. Knew that, too, just slipped my mind while posting.


They became the Clippers in '78, they just played in San Diego.
 
2014-02-28 09:31:59 AM  

Pimparoo: Incorrigible Astronaut: Pimparoo: I demand a KC version.

Super Bowl IV, Royals in 85, Jayhawks in 88 and 08, and SKC last year and 04. We're (barely) the next rung up.

Counter argument: Chiefs / Colts, playoffs, this year, second half. That's an entire coloring book right there.


Meh...move on from that. If nothing else, Alex Smith looked great in that game. Gives me hope.
 
2014-02-28 09:45:58 AM  

Mateorocks: Pimparoo: Incorrigible Astronaut: Pimparoo: I demand a KC version.

Super Bowl IV, Royals in 85, Jayhawks in 88 and 08, and SKC last year and 04. We're (barely) the next rung up.

Counter argument: Chiefs / Colts, playoffs, this year, second half. That's an entire coloring book right there.

Meh...move on from that. If nothing else, Alex Smith looked great in that game. Gives me hope.


Agreed, and it led to our secondary (especially Dunta Robinson) being rightfully exposed and gutted. Plus, hey, at least we made it to the playoffs. It was heartbreaking, but it was one game.
 
2014-02-28 09:50:51 AM  
My vote for sports suckhole of the US of A goes to Atlanta, GA.

Buffalo and Cleveland have to fight small market, rust belt constraints while Atlanta has everything going for it except the sorry Falcons, woeful Hawks, long gone Flames & Thrashers, and the one World Series victory Braves (with a rotation of Glavine, Maddux, and Smoltz?).

Pathetic
 
2014-02-28 10:18:10 AM  

ManateeGag: because he found out that you're daddy's the milk man?


He's just getting over his surprise over finding out that the milk man as a profession still even exists.
 
2014-02-28 10:21:16 AM  

buckeyebrain: lacydog: At least Cleveland has "Major League." Buffalo doesn't even have a 'dare to dream' movie. That needs to count for something.


But they've got one of the greatest running backs of all time -- O.J. Simpson.
 
2014-02-28 10:32:43 AM  
On the movie front--"Draft Day" was written for Buffalo, but the Bills lost the film to Cleveland because it's cheaper to film there.
 
2014-02-28 12:45:56 PM  

Agent Nick Fury: My vote for sports suckhole of the US of A goes to Atlanta, GA.

Buffalo and Cleveland have to fight small market, rust belt constraints while Atlanta has everything going for it except the sorry Falcons, woeful Hawks, long gone Flames & Thrashers, and the one World Series victory Braves (with a rotation of Glavine, Maddux, and Smoltz?).

Pathetic


and you know who the Braves have their one World Series victory against, right?  The 115 win Indians.
 
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